Daisies and Ladybird

Daisies and Ladybird
Daisies and Ladybird

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Surfing

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
Mahatma Gandhi

I've called this painting surfing because that's how it felt to paint with a palette knife. The buttery paint glides under the knife, its an absolute joy and this quote by Mahatma Gandhi says it all.
Surfing
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
Available on DPW Auction
SOLD

Friday, 29 November 2013

Cheerful Countenance

I have posted" Promise Yourself" by Christian D. Larson before but I couldn't resist posting this gem again.


Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
Christian D. Larson,


Cheerful Countenance
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD


 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Rapture

Rapture
Oil on canvas board 8"x8"
SOLD
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more”
George Gordon Byron

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Zen Like Clem II

I feel blessed with all the lovely comments from yesterday....thankyou everyone.xxx

Its our day off, so no cooking, for me anyway, my husband is making me chicken soup as I write.
I feel better already. :  )
Zen Like Clem
oil on canvas board 4"x4"
available on DPW Auction

Friday, 22 November 2013

Zen Like Clem

I am down with flu, my throat feels like sandpaper and my whole body aches. I did  however, find the energy to paint this little clementine and for a short time I forgot everything, better than any vitamin C tablet.  :  )
Zen Like Clem
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
available on DPW auction

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Three Roses in Turkish Jug

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
― George Bernard Shaw
Three Roses in a Turkish Jug
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

English Apple

These apples are little but packed with flavour and the most beautiful autumnal colours. Another good thing is when you're pushed for time but you still have paint because you can't live without it apples are just perfect.
English Apple
Oil on canvas board 4"x4"
SOLD

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pink Rose in Pink Glass


My poinsettia plant is doing well so I have some time to paint some more roses.
This bunch were looking very droopy in our local shop so I asked for a discount, cut the stems short and voila, they are as good as new.  :  )
Pink Rose in Pink Glass
oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Poinsettia

Thankyou so much everyone for all your comments.
 I would love to reply to each one, but alas with my work commitments and family it is not possible.
The spare time I have is spent either painting or commenting on other artists work which is a great privilege.

I could be painting poinsettias for a while, you have been warned.  :  )
Poinsettia
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
Available please contact me on
azraiqal2000@hotmail.com

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Reds

Poinsettias are in all the shops and they call to me everytime.  :  )



Reds
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
Available on DPW Auction

Friday, 15 November 2013

Leaf and Seed

Don’t think about making art, just get it done.  Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.  While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol

Leaf and Seed
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Happy Hens

Its always nice to see chickens that are free.
Happy Hens
Oil on canvas board 5"x7"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Duck Among Willow Roots

I took this picture about two weeks ago and wanted to paint it but wasn't sure if I could pull it off. Willow trees surround the lake and many of the roots are laid bare and this duck was foraging amongst the roots for food.


Duck Among Willow Roots
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Transition

The red rose I painted a week ago has changed colour to a magenta and pink, nature is so fascinating to watch.
Transition
Oil on canvas board 7"x5"
SOLD

Monday, 11 November 2013

Autumn at the Lake

Today is a wet and windy day, it feels very cosy to be at home painting as today is my day off. 

I wish for every person on this planet to have warmth and food in winter, I thank God for all that I have.
Autumn at the Lake
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
available on DPW

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Autumn at the Lake

These graceful Canadian geese have been a source of inspiration for the last three years, I could paint them all day long and love every minute.
Autumn at the Lake
oil on canvas board 6"x6"
Available on DPW auction

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Snow White And Rose Red II

Snow White and Rose Red II
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD
I grew up reading fairy tales over and over again, this fairy tale was a firm favourite.




Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Last of Summer

However much I love flowers sadly I have never had green fingers, I planted this rose bush and it has barely survived the first year and produced only two roses, one at the beginning of summer and one just a few days ago. I picked it yesterday because Of plummeting temperatures.

Last of Summer
Oil on canvas board 6"x6"
SOLD

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Wardown Park

Autumn at Wardown Park
Oil on canvas board 9"x12"
Available please contact me on
azraiqbal2000@hotmail.com
A half attempt at a plein air painting, until the wind started blowing!!